Does Instagram Notify When You Screenshot a DM?
Generally speaking, Instagram doesn’t notify when screenshotting a DM — unless you’re using Vanishing Mode.
Vanishing Mode is a feature that makes your messages disappear after the recipient has read them (or after a certain amount of time).
It’s a great tool for privacy protection, as users will be notified if someone takes a screenshot of their message, photo, or video:
To access Vanishing Mode, simply head to a DM chat, and swipe up:
NOTE: Vanishing Mode will not delete messages sent before this feature’s been activated.
And there you have it, Instagram’s screenshot notifications in a nutshell.
Remember to be respectful of others’ privacy, and mindful about what you’re sharing on the platform — especially with features like Vanishing Mode, as it notifies when a screenshot’s been taken.
Instead, use alternative features to save content like Collections or the Save bookmark tab.
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